A healer is someone who intends to aid recovery from ill health, including alleged faith healers.

Some practitioners of alternative health practices seek to restrict the term to themselves, claiming they work with the natural recuperative self-healing properties of the body, which they term vitalism. They assert that other approaches work against the body's own healing abilities.

The word healer is derived from the old English hælan”make whole, sound and well” and the suffix er “person occupationally connected”.

External links

* [http://www.bruno-groening-film.org/en_index.htm Bruno Groening] On the tracks of the 'Miracle Healer' - Documentary film
* [http://www.energyweaver.com Energy Weaver]

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